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Posted by Anonymous on 01/22/2007
I went for my second visit on 12/18/06. Unfortunately this time's experience was not as good as the first time back in May 06. The first time I had a great dining experience, the food was great, the waitress was super nice and friendly. This time the service was not so great, we order bottle water, but the waitress only fill our glasses up and walk away with that bottle instead of leaving the bottle at our table. Many of our neighbor table had their bottle water on their table. I was a bit puzzled by this different treatment. Perhaps it had something to do with my guests being foreigner? After the first glass of water, we didn't get any refill after that. Even toward to the end of the meal when we requested for water (that's right, no one fill our glasses while they were empty through out the meal), she only brought tap water to us. I didn't make any objection because I didn't want to make a scene and upset my 2 guests. When the bill come, of course we were billed for the full bottle of water. Food wise, crab cake still was great, Kobe rib eye steak was good too, BUT please don't order the fry oysters if you don't want to waste you $$. The oysters were tiny (average size 0.75"~1") with way too much batter. So much batter, I can't even taste the oyster. Will I go back again? Yes, but only if I were not the one paying.
Posted by J&S on 11/19/2006
Atmosphere is your traditional proper steakhouse, very efficient service, good drinks ... food amazing! We went with another couple and all our steaks came out PERFECTLY. Our appetizers from the raw bar was simply the freshest and the crab cakes w/ cajun sauce to die for !!! No really. Our bill for 4 came out to around $400 ... so it's not really cheap BUT well worth it :) One of our faves.
Posted by MJ on 11/13/2006
I went here one Valentines day with my boyfriend,his brother and his girlfriend at the time; I would have to say that the food was not worth the price. The meat was dry and tasteless we were all pretty disappointed considering how pricey the restaurant is. I don't recommend this place to anyone Although it did seem like it had a nice bar.
Posted by Volleyball on 11/06/2006
The atmosphere is extremely regal with a lot of open space. The Avocado Goddess dressing is amazing but the rest of the food is just mediocre. Last time, the chef innundated our steak & sides with pepper and grease. However, for such an expensive venue, the prix-fixe menu is extremely reasonable.
Posted by William on 10/31/2006
Go for lunch and sit at the bar (filet tips are the best....nuf said). Otherwise it's simply overrated and there are 10 other steakhouses i can think of that you would rather spend your dough in.
Posted by JT on 06/13/2006
It's a beautiful place, the service is good, and simply ordering a glass of merlot rendered a better than expected wine-- What didn't impress me: the prices seem reasonable until you realize that you're typical $25 entre comes with absolutely nothing--like you're out on the boardwalk at Coney Island--so you need to spend perhaps another $10 to $20 for a single side dish, like mashed potatos or asparagus you could have made yourself at home. Personally, I don't go to pricey restaurants for home cooking--I've got my own kitchen for that. And for $8 a glass, the choice of merlot doesn't thrill me either--another thing I can do myself. If you want a deliciously prepared steak, go to Morton's. If you want potatos like you can get at El Fiasco's, go to Whole Foods. As for the service, it was all right but overeager. When the person I was taking to lunch said she didn't like the fried oysters--just didn't like them, not that they were bad--so some kind of painted up mama-san came rushing out to deal with our dissatisfaction. We begged to be allowed to continue our business lunch conversation, but this person didn't get the hint and actually not only kept talking at us, but served our food. It was awkward. Anyway, strange experience aside, I have to say that other than the actual, physical restaurant this place is nothing special. If they change the menu significantly, I can see going again, but otherwise it's off my list.
Posted by Chris P on 03/20/2006
At first, we were a little put-off by being seated in a back room, but it turned out to be a huge plus because the main rooms are really very loud. Our server was great, personable, knowledgeable, hospitable, but the service itself was off. We waited with half the appetizers on the table for almost 10 minutes, a few other little things. When they did come out, they were all incredible. Never let an unkind world be said about their crabcakes, because they are divine. The steaks were amazing. I had the porterhouse: the strip side juicy and flavorable and the filet side, just superb. Cooked to perfection. Not one person at the table had any, ahem, beef, whatsoever with their entrees. The au gratin potatoes are by far the way to go, and what kind of steakhouse doesn’t have creamed spinach? Maybe you can order it off the menu, but the spinach supreme or whatever was borderline inedible. It was spinach thrown in some heavy cream with bacon. Very, very disappointing. The lemon cake was jaw dropping and bitter-sweet chocolate lovers will gasp at the chocolate soufflé. I myself did not. Our waiter did put my mothers dessert on the menu because it was her birthday… a very classy move. Tiki Barber dining upstairs was also a huge plus, but that's just me.